LAPTOP - WISH TO CONFIGURE 2 GATEWAYS VIA BRIDGING CONNECTION
Posted on 2011-09-09
Hi Due to only having a fibre cable connection for home broadband just for testing. Ive wish to connect to my 2nd router which is a Cisco 837. I have connected both my 'Netgear and Cisco 837 router together via a x-over cable and have plugged my laptop into my secondary Cisco 837 Eth port and can still receive internet access.
This setup is just for the purposes of learning how to configure 'SDM' that only works on cisco routers that are also/can be used for small businesses..
I can also bring up a 'browser' for my 'Netgear router' and configure the box as I see fit, but what I wish to do is also bring up a browser using a 2nd 'IP Address' on the 2nd Cisco 837 using the 'browser' also to configure it and so I was told the following:
Click on the 'Network icon' where the 'ip address' is located and select 'Bridge Connections' this will allow me to have '2 gateways', but in order for this to happen I was told to ensure 'Plug n Play' was activated and this should then allow me to continue but it does not!! Why?
I have checked on my Win 7 Laptop and run: services.msc and yes 'Plug n Play' is activated!!!!